June 26, 2018 | Bob Myers
Before you leave for that  long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months, here are some items to cross off your to-do list before you head out:

Alert your credit card company.

To ensure your credit card works while you’re  traveling, your credit card company needs to know your travel plans. If  you've waited this long though, you may have to call instead of  submitting an online form.

Contact your cell phone company.

Traveling abroad?  Call your service provider to help  you set up the cheapest plan for making calls,  texts  and accessing Internet from your smartphone.  

Confirm all reservations.

 Double-check all your reservations: your flight,  hotel, car rental, restaurants, attractions, and any other services or  experiences you've planned. You don't want any surprises at a check-in  counter.

 If you have access to a printer, it's not a bad idea  to print out confirmations. If you don't, write down confirmation  numbers (and customer service phone numbers) and keep the paper easily  accessible in your wallet or carry-on.

Make advance payments on bills that have due dates during your trip.

 Don’t want to get hit with late fees?  Make sure all  credit cards, housing expenses (e.g., rent, utilities), and other  monthly bills will be paid on time.

Check the weather.

 This may seem like an obvious one, but “many  travelers forget to do it,” said Levent. Check the forecast for your  destination and your hometown when you'll be returning, and pack  appropriately.

Eat, throw out, or give away any perishable food.

The last thing you want is to return home to a stinky  fridge.  

Leave an itinerary with a friend or family member.

 Your emergency contact should have a copy of your travel plans.

Clean out your wallet.

 Sift through your wallet and remove any items you  don’t need on your trip. Leave loyalty cards, gift cards, extra credit  cards, and any other unnecessary contents at home.

Place a hold on your mail/newspaper delivery.

Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.


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